The Point: June 26, 2013

NYCUF, NEFE hosting financial training sessions next month

Credit unionists and community educators can learn how to utilize NEFE's High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) during one-day sessions hosted by the New York Credit Union Foundation (NYCUF) and NEFE next month.

Two sessions are scheduled, including:

  • July 18 at The Summit FCU, 100 Marina Dr., Rochester, N.Y. ; and
  • July 23 at Teachers FCU, 102 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, N.Y.

Each session will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and the registration fee is $30. Attendees may apply for NYCUF Professional Development grants to assist with registration costs.

The sessions will provide an overview of NEFE's award-winning High School Financial Planning Program, which is designed to equip students in grades 8-12 with fundamental personal finance skills. Attendees will also: learn about various NEFE web resources; explore each of the curriculum's six modules; and formulate an implementation plan.

To learn more or register, visit the Association's Events & Education calendar and choose the appropriate date/event.

Calling all CUs: What's your ‘why?'

The Credit Union Association of New York is launching a new initiative on Facebook, and the goal is simple: to celebrate all the reasons people love being part of the credit union movement.

To participate, credit union professionals, volunteer leaders and system providers are invited to:

  • Write a short explanation about why they love being part of the credit union movement, including their full name and credit union/organization name at the bottom.
  • Have a photo taken while holding the "why" sign, ensuring that it's close enough for viewers to read the sign.
  • Email the photo (large size preferred) to, including full name and credit union/organization name in the email.

Submitted photos will be posted on the Association's Facebook wall and added to a special Facebook photo album.

Submissions received by July 26 will automatically be entered in a random drawing for a $100 VISA gift card (held July 29), and the Association will donate $5 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals for every photo received through July 26.

Young pro meet-up planned for Finger Lakes Chapter

Young professionals in the Finger Lakes Chapter can network with their peers and learn about the Credit Union Association of New York during a meet-up July 18. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. at Legends Bar and Grille in Elmira Heights, N.Y.

Special guest Chris Pajak, Association management consultant, will share information about opportunities, programs and events available through the Association. The event is cost-free for Association member credit union employees and volunteers age 35 and younger.

To learn more or register, visit the event webpage.

Helpful Links

CUNA News Now

Don't Tax My Credit Union Website

CUNA Tax Exemption Advocacy Toolkit (CUNA member log-in/ registration required.)

CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Report (CUNA member log-in/registration required.)

CUNA Legislative Update (CUNA member log-in/registration required.)

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